Our Services

Research and Insight

At Altair, we offer real-world expertise alongside in-depth insight and analysis. Our research service offers primary data collection alongside secondary data analysis to give you the evidence-based insights you need.

Research and Insight

We design high-quality research using qualitative and quantitative methods to meet your aims. We use a risk management approach and flexible delivery to overcome any challenges. We understand how best to communicate your findings to ensure your research has real world impact, from shareable content on social media to policies and influencing strategies.

Our team is second to none. Our work primarily within social housing, as well as other socially focused sectors, means that we have practical understanding to deliver robust, reliable and realistic research projects. All our research is designed to the highest ethical standards, including proactive and informed consent from participants.

Our research to date has shaped the social housing sector, including Altair’s review of equality, diversity and inclusion within the sector in 2017 to more recent research into Housing for Older People.

We are experienced in the co-production of research, including with tenants. For example, our reports on floor covering provision in social housing, funded by Longleigh Foundation, puts tenants at the heart of this research.

Our services include:

Qualitative and Quantitative Research

This includes a combination of the following to suit the requirements of the project brief:

  • Surveys – We design and deliver surveys to the highest quality and ethical standard. Our surveys are GDPR compliant.
  • Interviews – We design and deliver qualitative research, from telephone, video and face-to-face interviews using creative or more traditional research methods.
  • Focus groups – We are experienced in running focus groups, as well as roundtables. We can advise on the number and mix of participants based on your research needs.

Secondary data analysis for housing

We have an in-depth understanding of existing sources of data on social housing stock, rents and tenants. We also advise on data gaps within internal and external data and best methods for collecting information to address these. We recently completed a review of stock and population data to assess the need for supported housing to 2040 and the cost of meeting this need.

Building data tools

Our team can build bespoke data tools, using primary and secondary data, to help you gather the insight you need, such as a data dashboard or insight tool. For example, Bekah Ryder, our Research and Insights Manager, designed a data tool for the National Housing Federation to help understand how the diverse characteristics of the housing association workforce compared to population by stock location.

Click here to review the tool

Evaluation of impact

We can help you measure the impact of your activities. This might be through developing a theory of change or through impact frameworks.

Policy development

We can use our expertise and insight to gather data and best practice to develop policies for your organisation or customers.

Read our comment piece for Inside Housing, which informed sector policy on addressing occupancy in social housing.

Click here to review at Inside Housing

Insight

We offer practical, real-world insight into current challenges within social housing.

See our quarterly reviews of what’s happening in social housing, or our blogs discussing key data and research topics within social housing, for example, data management. You can sign up to our mailing list to receive alerts on our latest blogs.

View our latest Sector Stocktake here

Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Secondary data analysis for housing

Building data tools

Evaluation of impact

Policy development

Insight

Our services include:
Qualitative and Quantitative Research

This includes a combination of the following to suit the requirements of the project brief:

  • Surveys – We design and deliver surveys to the highest quality and ethical standard. Our surveys are GDPR compliant.
  • Interviews – We design and deliver qualitative research, from telephone, video and face-to-face interviews using creative or more traditional research methods.
  • Focus groups – We are experienced in running focus groups, as well as roundtables. We can advise on the number and mix of participants based on your research needs.
Secondary data analysis for housing

We have an in-depth understanding of existing sources of data on social housing stock, rents and tenants. We also advise on data gaps within internal and external data and best methods for collecting information to address these. We recently completed a review of stock and population data to assess the need for supported housing to 2040 and the cost of meeting this need.

Building data tools

Our team can build bespoke data tools, using primary and secondary data, to help you gather the insight you need, such as a data dashboard or insight tool. For example, Bekah Ryder, our Research and Insights Manager, designed a data tool for the National Housing Federation to help understand how the diverse characteristics of the housing association workforce compared to population by stock location.

Click here to review the tool
Evaluation of impact

We can help you measure the impact of your activities. This might be through developing a theory of change or through impact frameworks.

Policy development

We can use our expertise and insight to gather data and best practice to develop policies for your organisation or customers.

Read our comment piece for Inside Housing, which informed sector policy on addressing occupancy in social housing.

Click here to review at Inside Housing
Insight

We offer practical, real-world insight into current challenges within social housing.

See our quarterly reviews of what’s happening in social housing, or our blogs discussing key data and research topics within social housing, for example, data management. You can sign up to our mailing list to receive alerts on our latest blogs.

View our latest Sector Stocktake here

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